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Nuclear waste News

Crippled nuclear waste dump still dangerous

Problems continue at a New Mexico nuclear waste dump where a second barrel of radioactive material may be in danger of erupting from the same mysterious reaction that caused another barrel to burst earlier this year.

Bacteria could be used to 'eat nuclear waste'

Manchester - Researchers have unearthed microbes, found living underground, that could help tackle the problem of nuclear waste disposal. The bacteria can survive in the very harsh conditions found in radioactive waste disposal sites.

Feds seeking trains to haul nuclear waste, but where to take it?

The federal government is looking for a few good trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. There is just one problem with this. The trains wouldn't have anyplace to go.

Op-Ed: Los Alamos finally admits to making mistakes

Albuquerque - It took long enough, but on Thursday, Los Alamos National Laboratory said it had made mistakes in the packaging of nuclear waste that resulted in a radiation leak on February 14 of this year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Nuclear waste removal from Los Alamos delayed by safety concerns

Los Alamos - On Friday the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would be unable to meet a June 30 deadline for removing drums of nuclear waste from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico because of safety concerns over the radiological materials.

No nuclear waste facility built but billions in fees collected

Washington - As of yesterday, May 16, Americans who use power produced by nuclear plants will no longer pay a small fee on their electric bill that was originally meant to fund a nuclear waste dump. The facility was never built.

Op-Ed: Hanford — The most contaminated nuclear waste site in America

Located in central Washington state, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is the largest nuclear waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. It has also become a major environmental issue for the United States, yet little is known about what is happening there.

Nuclear waste in Kara Sea could spread to other continents

In 1992 the world learned the former Soviet Union had used the Arctic Ocean as a dumping ground for liquid and solid nuclear waste. The waste, including nuclear subs was mostly confined to an area off the coast of Novaya Zemlya, in the Kara Sea.

Review: Fifth Estate —The military industrial complex does Julian Assange

America has become the nation of cover-ups from lying us into wars to crimes against humanity to nuclear cover-ups to gag orders silencing crime victims. A public tired of lies, stays home as "The Fifth Estate" flops.

Op-Ed: Fukushima nuclear plant leaks pollute Pacific Ocean

Fukushima nuclear plant water leaks continue to contaminate most of the Pacific Ocean. The long-term impact of the radiation leak on Japan and its neighboring countries will continue for many years. Are Japanese leaders covering up this disaster?

UK approves first new nuclear power station in 18 years

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister yesterday gave the go-ahead for construction of the UK’s first nuclear power station for almost 20 years as planning consent was granted for a new multi-billion pound nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset

Strange cobwebs on nuclear waste made by mutant spiders?

Cobweb-like material found on nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina has raised concerns that the site might have thrown-up bizarre genetic mutations in spiders on the site.

Hanford Plant in Northwest reported as 'America’s nuclear bomb'

Japan’s nuclear and economic crises continue, with nuclear discharge four times the levels workers should tolerate and an economy seriously impacted, but in Washington State is the US largest nuclear waste dump and is called “America’s nuclear bomb

Fukushima No. 4 reactor’s coolant may be boiling, evaporating

Tokyo - Fukushima’s imperiled nuclear plant is now facing another crisis, with authorities there stating a fourth reactor’s nuclear waste is overheating, which could lead to more spent fuel becoming unstable, compounding an already dire situation.

Nuclear Waste and Wildlife

A response to "Nuclear power and its Risks."
 

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Underground tank farm with 12 of the site s 177 waste storage tanks
Underground tank farm with 12 of the site's 177 waste storage tanks
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Nuclear waste container
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Storage of low level nuclear waste in the ground.
Storage of low level nuclear waste in the ground.
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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing deadly nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial...
An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing deadly nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford's most hazardous.
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Fat Man on transport carriage  Tinian Island  1945. National Archives photo.
Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945. National Archives photo.
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Activists rally against delays in clean-up of Hanford Nuclear reactor waste.
Activists rally against delays in clean-up of Hanford Nuclear reactor waste.
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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, accompanied by Senior Advisor for Environmental Management Dave Huizenga, visits Hanford Tank Farms and Waste Treatment Plant on March 11, 2013.
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The Hanford N nuclear reactor is shown here located in the middle of a rural community.
The Hanford N nuclear reactor is shown here located in the middle of a rural community.
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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing lethal nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial...
An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing lethal nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford's most hazardous.
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Scene from documentary showing the building of the laboratory and tunnel at Yucca Mountain, Nevada to test for feasibility of constructing nuclear waste site.
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